Sally Hansen • Diamond Flash Fast Dry Top Coat • Top/Base Coats
|Would buy this product again.||82%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
This didn't work for me at all. I just kept getting bubbles to each and every one of the manicures that I did and used this on top. Won't be buying this again!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
This leaves a really nice shine and makes my nails feel stronger. Very fast drying, but doesn't last very long. Peels after a couple of days.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This is a pretty good top coat but I wouldn't buy it again because I think the sally hansen insta-dry (in the red bottle) is better. I picked this up because I was intrigued by it being a strengthener but as I said I prefer the insta-dry.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I bought this because the store was out of Sally Hansen Insta-dri (red bottle). I liked it more than most but not more than the Insta-Dri and it was more $$
Age: 44-55 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
This works, and that's all it does. It's not great, it doesn't suck, it just pretty much fulfills the absolute minimum to live up to the product claims. It dries a manicure fairly quickly (provided you follow the instructions and wait a couple of minutes for the polish to dry before adding this top coat), it doesn't cause shrinkage or bubbling that I've seen, and it provides generally adequate protection from chipping (how long I can't say; I rarely go more than five days with the same manicure because I get bored and remove it).
Things I do not like about this top coat include the brush, which is scrawny and makes getting the polish on in three strokes very difficult (and I don't have particularly wide nail beds, other than my thumbs), and the bottle is completely opaque, so you have no idea how much polish might be left. Why does Sally Hansen do this? I've never been able to work it out (they've done it with other polishes, too, most notably the original "Chrome" line).
Basically, I grabbed this on a discount because I wanted to compare it to my favourite quick-drying top coat, Sally Hansen Insta-Dri, and I'm not too terribly disappointed or anything, but I won't be buying it again, even if I find it on sale. Sally Hansen can still have my money, just not for this product. It's okay, and has really stupid packaging, and that's about the best that can be said for it.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
First time using it today, but I am impressed!! Nails look very shiny and dried very quickly! I also didn't do the best paint job, but this top coat smoothed everything out and made my mani look very nice. Love it without even knowing how long it'll make my paint last.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
This top coat is AWESOME! I work in an office, so I type all day long. I don't typcially paint my finger nails because they chip so quickly, but not with this stuff! Today I unloaded 4 boxes of copy paper reems and there is not even a scratch on my nails!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I love this product it glides on great not bubbly and stringy. This really does dry fast if you wait between coats and not apply to thick. The only thing i don't like is the bottle is black and you can't see when to buy more but i will purchase again <3
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
This is the fastest drying top coat I have ever worked with. Of course, I have never tried Seche-Vite, because I can't seem to find it in my province. So, I have to say this top coat impressed me real hard. The shine it porvides is amazing, and the best is that it really dries fast. Finally, the waiting time is reduced by lots! The bottle is black and opaque, but that doesn't bother me. The only thing I don't really like is the brush, it is far to slim and long for me.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Brown
I'm frustrated with myself for taking this long to try a fast-dry top coat! It's the first one I've tried and it makes all the difference and I'm not waiting hours for my nail colour to dry... This is now a must have in my manicure routine.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Tan Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
This top coat gives mega shine. It prevents my nail polish from chipping when I use it everyday. I use it with the diamond strength polish, so it is shiny from a mile away. It dries very quickly. My only complaint is the shrinkage. Even when I paint the tips of my nails with nail color, it ends up drying just before the edge of my nail. I guess most top coats do this?
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Red, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I've been looking for a quick dry top coat that didn't cause my nail polish to come off in sheets like Seche Vite and I think I've found it!
I'm pretty hard on my nails and even after a day of scrubbing my bathroom I only had minimal tip wear on my index fingers where I would have normally needed to re-do a few nails if not my entire manicure. This top coat is probably the hardest wearing I own. This dries quickly, doesn't fog or distort the nail color I'm using, and seems to work well with any brand. Definitely glad to have found something that works so well that is fairly affordable.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Dark, Warm Hair: Black, Kinky, Medium Eyes: Brown
While the product delivers on its promises, it does so at a basic level in each regard. It provides more shine than most clear polishes, but not a striking reflective finish. It dries quickly, but no moreso than any other speed-dry formulation.
A plus to the polish is the brush. It's thinner than others, which easily allows a more precise stroke without extra polish to slow drying time. Key word is easily, though--it removes the need for ultra-careful application, but again, if you did this already you likely won't notice a difference.
For an inexpensive polish to keep in your purse/desk for on-the-run touch-ups, it's a keeper. Considering that's what I sought originally, the polish is a likely repurchase, only until I find something which delivers more shine.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
This top coat is fantastic. I've recently gone into doing nail art and I wanted a top coat that would speed up drying time, and boy did this!
After waiting two minutes (or more) I applied it over my nail colour.
It adds a very beautiful shine and with only one coat. It really does dry your nails faster! I am of course still careful with my nails, but now I don't have to sit there and wait forever for my nails to actually be dry.
I apply a new nail colour every week and it does protect my nail colour for up to a week.
The packaging is really pretty, black with a beautifully shaped silver handle. The only problem (which can be my fault) is that the bottle is black so I once got my black nail polish bottle confused with it and put a nice black stripe on my toe! Lmao.
But besides that mishap, I definitely recommend it!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Black
Surprisingly GOOD! it has a skinny brush so application takes a little longer than other top coats.
formula: this is were it gets weird. when i first got this, it was great ( and the temperature was warm). the next week my area got cold and it was probably 63 degrees inside when i used it and it was super goopy. so goopy that it dragged the tips and messed up the polish underneath. i thought that the top coat was cheap and dried out already so i went put and bought seche vite (9 dollar mistake there). but this week the temperature warmed up again and the formula is thin again, back to new! when its warm the formula is the thinnest ive used.
it dries polish quite fast, i cant tell the difference between this and seche vites drying time and it doesn't shrink my polish. wear is pretty good but gets dull around 4 days. no chipping or peeling issues.
my only gripe is the black bottle that can tip over when you're in a hurry to wipe the brush.
will purchase again, but wont use this if its cold out because of the change in texture.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I just love Sally Hansen nail products and this one will not disappoint ! . . . I would deffinately purchase this product again !
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium Eyes: Green
This is a new fast dry top coat from Sally Hansen and promises to dry in 60 seconds to a "dazzling shine." It also promises stronger nails and that it helps to prevent chipping and breaking.
I applied it over polish that was already dry and it did indeed dry to a very shiny finish in about a minute. I only gave it four stars for now because I want to see how it performs over wet polish as well as how it holds up for a few days. I have been using Seche Ultra V, which is a version of Seche that is cured with a UV light, but have noticed that recently my nails have been darkening after a couple of days and getting dull as well as picking up color from my jeans (which is odd), so I decided to try this.
I have used the other Diamond Shine products from Sally Hansen and I don't like them at all, so hopefully this will fare better. So far, so good! I will update after a few days regarding how this holds up.